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Historical Attractions in Scone

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Scone, New South Wales!)

Scone is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this New South Wales city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Scone’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Scone when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Quirindi Rural Heritage Village

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    (39 miles) Quirindi

    offers more than 2000 heritage items on display, plus steam-engine shed, active Village Workshop and blacksmith's shop; showcasing the history, heritage and culture of the area.

  • Fort Scratchley Historic Site

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    (81 miles) Newcastle East

    Australia's first European coal mine also became a significant military outpost, and is rich in architecture and history making for educational and entertaining tours above and below ground, plus ...

  • Fort Scratchely Historic Site

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    (81 miles) Newcastle East

    Guided tours, fantastic tours and seafaring traditions proudly upheld. An educational stop with heart.

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  • The Forum Sports and Aquatic Centre

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    (76 miles) University Drive Callaghan

    The large and small activity floaters are huge inflatables to squirm, squeak and splash across including climbs, slides, obstacle courses and jump off points. One for over 6s, one for over 8s.

  • Merewether Ocean Baths

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    (81 miles) Merewether

    are a series of year round accessible shoreline tidal pools, with cleaned but unheated ocean water. There is seasonal life guard cover and poolside rest areas.

  • Newcastle Ocean Baths

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    (81 miles) Newcastle East

    are a series of year round accessible shoreline tidal pools, with cleaned but unheated ocean water. Year round life guard cover and poolside rest areas.

  • Nundle Woollen Mill

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    (44 miles) Nundle

    offers a working example of wool textile history where you can view the processes from the observation decking. The surrounding village is full of crafts and antiques shops to nose around too, with ...

  • Kidszone

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    (67 miles) Tamworth

    3 age ranged play areas for 0 to 2s, 2 to 5s and 5 to 12s, each with their own set of adventure soft play features from inflatable and dinosaur slides through ball lagoons and up the climbing maze!

  • The Gil Bennet Gem and Mineral Collection

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    (44 miles) Nundle

    Represents the best of 20 years' dedicated collecting, plus gold rush exhibits and kids can learn how to pan effectively for gold, and you can get information here on local fossicking destinations to ...

  • Maitland Regional Art Gallery

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    (62 miles) Maitland

    An eclectic range of artistic, interpretive and historical exhibitions perfect for the whole family.

  • The Big Golden Guitar

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    (64 miles) Tamworth

    offers a friendly and photographically iconic tourist stop with collectors' museum, “The Gallery of Stars” Country Music Wax Museum and a huge collection of country music.

  • The Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum

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    (66 miles) Tamworth

    offers a vintage vehicle experience with over 50 examples of motorcycles from the 1950s to 1980s focussing on Ducati, Triumph, Honda, Velocette and Laverda with special exhibits including rare ...

  • Australian Country Music Hall of Fame

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    (66 miles) Tamworth

    Country music comes to life at this Australian Hall of Fame, with artefacts and exhibits on some of our greatest artists!

  • Powerstation Museum

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    (67 miles) Tamworth

    A fascinating museum in Tamworth, with exhibits on the history of electricity, and the impact it has had on society.

  • Lake Glenbawn State Park

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    (8 miles) Scone

    An outdoor playground for the whole family, with bushwalking, water sports, bushwalking, delicious BBQs, rambling, nature spotting and a super fun playground!

  • Chaffey Dam

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    (44 miles) Nundle

    offers swimming, sailing, boating and fishing available on the water, plus the surrounding nature reserves and parks are rife with fish and waterbirds for spotting.

  • Hunter Valley Gardens

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    (55 miles) Pokolbin

    Family fun set in beautiful Australian nature! Spend your family day out basking in a lavish array of colours, laze above the 10m waterfall and step back in time with all your favourite fairytale ...

  • Tamworth Regional Botanic Gardens

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    (67 miles) North Tamworth

    A visually stunning showcase of native plant life intersected with walks and trails ranging from easy to challenging and boasting many interesting features for the kids to spot on the way round.

  • Battlezone Playlive Laser Skirmish

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    (64 miles) East Maitland

    No projectiles, mess, pain or bruising - yet a ton of combat fun! Infra-red based combat simulation for heart pounding tactical play!

  • Go Karts Go Cameron Park

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    (72 miles) Cameron Park

    For adrenaline loving kids over 16 years old, this is THE longest and fastest outdoor track in Newcastle, with karts capable of 100km/h!

  • The Salt Ash Weapons Range

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    (76 miles) Salt Ash, Port Stephens

    Outdoor Laser Tag gaming in our unique bush setting. Ages 7+...just like Call of Duty

  • Hunter Ice Skating Stadium

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    (78 miles) Warners Bay

    Public open skate sessions are regularly available, with some speciality sessions set aside and lessons available in several skate types.

  • Go Karts Go Broadmeadow

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    (78 miles) New Lambton

    Newcastle's biggest, fastest and most exciting 4-stroke go kart track for kids aged 3 and up!

  • Pulse Climbing

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    (79 miles) Adamstown Heights

    Bouldering and climbing for over 6s with a welcoming attitude to absolute beginners, plus lead high ropes and advanced routes. Over 12 to belay.

  • Tamworth Tenpin

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    (65 miles) Tamworth

    Ten Pin Bowling fun in Tamworth, with 14 lanes, bumper bowling and a games area!

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